Fat New Zealanders failing to fit coffins Telegraph (hat tip reader Martin W)
Mutant worms defy aging theory CBC News
Three Billion-Year-Old Genomic Fossils Deciphered ScienceDaily (hat tip reader John M)
US Army smartphone war draws closer Mobile.Blorge (hat tip reader Sugar Hush)
Blaschko’s Lines ScienceBlogs (hat tip Richard Smith)
Serious Mental Health Needs Seen Growing at Colleges New York Times. Notice the failure to consider broader social issues as contributors to the rise in mental health problems.
All Japan wants for Christmas is Kentucky Fried Chicken Financial Times
Why don’t Britain’s rich give to charity like wealthy Americans? Daily Mail (hat tip reader May S)
Room at the inn for bloggers in need Lambert Strether. Some bloggers are really hard up! I hope some of you will add them to your Christmas list.
51 million, mostly lower-income, will do worse under new tax law Consumer Reports (hat tip reader May S)
Max Blumenthal, The Great Fear Tom Engelhardt
Is a catchy title really the best means of safeguarding nuclear security? Guardian (hat tip Richard Smith)
European financials see dollar funding gap widen Financial Times. Will the Fed need to use currency swap lines again? Ron Paul will NOT be happy!
Berlin’s goal is limited liability Wolfgang Munchau, Financial Times
Self-righteous Germany must accept a euro-debt union or leave EMU Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Irish bail-out’s unintended consequences John Dizard, Financial Times. This is an unbelievable screw up, and if I were not about to do a face plant, I’d post on this. I’m also stunned at the lack of commentary elsewhere.
Man Arrested For Threatening To Blow Up Bank NBCConnecticut (hat tip reader Scott)
2011 Bespoke Roundtable Q&A with Michael Panzner of Financial Armageddon Bespoke Financial (hat tip reader Scott)
When Zombies Win Paul Krugman
Understanding and Forecasting the Credit Cycle—Why the Mainstream Paradigm in Economics and Finance Collapsed Richard A. Werner QFinance (hat tip Richard Smith)
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